As Urdaneta City University closes the celebration week of its 56th Founding Anniversary, UCU conducted the Gawad ORATA Night, in honor of the employees that served the university with loyalty and dedication, on March 31, 2022 at the UCU Gymnasium, which was also aired via Facebook Live.
To start the event, the Orata Dance Troupe, Orata Chamber Singers, and select UCUian students presented a variety show which consists of dancing, singing, and one act play. The presentation was a creative form of a flashback to how Urdaneta City University began.
Awards given were according to the employee’s length of service, from ten years as the basic count to thirty years and up as the highest count. Also, posthumous loyalty awards were given to recognize the services rendered by UCU employees who unfortunately passed due to the Covid-19 virus. Special awards such as, “Star of the Night,” “Best Dressed,” “Darling of the Night,” and “Sweetheart of the Night” were also given.
Dr. Amihan April C. Mella-Alcazar, the Acting University President; Atty. Dar A. Diga, the Chief Operations Officer; Dr. Josephine Lambinicio, the OIC for Academic Affairs; and Dr. Raquel Pascua, the OIC for Administrative Affairs, was present at the event.